There are so many hosting providers out there that it can be difficult to figure out which one is right for your needs. There are hosting providers that offer affordable shared hosting plans and hosting providers that offer high-performing servers so that you can give your users the best user experience.
It really all depends on whether you’re starting a new site, or you’re looking to move an existing website, and also what kind of traffic you are getting on your existing site.
In this post I will take a look at six different hosting providers. Three of the hosting providers have plans that are ideal for anyone who is looking to start a new website and who want to avoid high startup costs. The other three are higher-end offerings that are aimed at people who have websites that are outgrowing their shared hosting plan and who need something that will perform at a higher level.
*For more information on each hosting company, click the “Read Review” button to expand the content and read a full review of that company’s offerings.
The Best Affordable Hosting Services for Your WordPress Site
I can tell you firsthand that shared hosting plans can seriously hold back your website. However, I built my first successful website on a shared hosting plan and it worked fine for growing my site. It wasn’t until my site outgrew my hosting plan from HostGator that I switched to a higher end plan from Synthesis.
However, HostGator did give me an affordable option so that I could test out my website idea and scale up from there. So, if you don’t want to spend a ton of money to set your website up, or you aren’t expecting to get thousands of daily visitors, a shared hosting plan from one of the three companies below will serve you just fine.
The Best High-End Hosting Services for Your WordPress Site
As I said earlier, I started my first successful website on a shared hosting plan from HostGator. However, when I finally decided to switch to a better hosting provider (I probably waited to long) I was blown away with the results.
There was no downtime. The security was amazing. The page speed increase and site load time alone were worth the extra cost.
Switching to the more high-end server was worth every penny and I will never go back to a shared hosting plan again. I, personally, use Synthesis hosting from Copyblogger and love it, but have also had experience with WP Engine and Pagely and can attest to the quality of their service as well.
Which WordPress Hosting Company is Right for You?
Ultimately, the host you choose is all going to come down to your personal needs in relation to what each host has to offer. Of the three affordable hosts mentioned, all of them offer similar services with a few differences. The same goes for the higher-end hosting companies listed.
The small differences though could be the determining factor that helps you make your decisions.
Just remember, though, that the hosting plan you choose will determine how fast your website loads and performs, the likeliness that your site will get attacked by hackers, and the time you spend pulling your hair out because of technical issues.
And, also remember that you will get what you pay for. So, don’t go cheap just to save money… it could cost you in the long run.